About us

Our History


December 1, 2020, marked the 33-year anniversary of Catherine Edelman Gallery, a venue for contemporary fine art photography in Chicago. Since its founding in 1987, the gallery has established itself as one of the leading galleries in the US devoted to the exhibition of prominent living photographers, alongside new & young talent. The gallery showcases a broad range of subject matter, attracting both the seasoned collector and first-time buyer. In May of 2019, CEG moved to a 4400 sq ft space, expanding its program to include artists readings and panel discussions, with a larger exhibition space and dedicated video room, as we seek to expand the vocabulary of photography. Our website provides a wealth of information, including artist talks, interviews with art world professionals, and extensive educational material. To date, CEG has hosted 247 public exhibitions, featuring more than 200 artists.


The gallery is open by appointment, Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 - 5:30 pm. Please call to see if I am in the gallery. Otherwise, email for an appointment.


Please contact Catherine Edelman at catherine@edelmangallery.com